Hume Castle Has Mediterranean, Gothic and Medieval Elements

This Mediterranean-style home in Berkeley Hills, nicknamed "Hume Castle," is reminiscent of a 13th century French castle. It features gothic arches and medieval elements such as vaulted ceilings, spiral staircases, heavy wooden beams and stunning wrought-iron chandeliers. 

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July 05, 2016

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Stunning California Estate Embodies French-Inspired Castle

Surrounded by lush foliage and olive trees is California's Hume Castle. With Mediterranean-style architecture infused with gothic and medieval elements, this massive estate features vaulted ceilings, spiral staircases and stunning wrought-iron chandeliers. 

Castle-Inspired Entrance With Ornate Arches

The entrance to Hume Castle is just as regal as its 13 century, medieval-style counterpart in Toulouse, France. On either side of the ornately-designed door, two traditional lanterns create balance and welcome visitors.

Stone Foyer With Gothic Arches

Stepping inside this stone foyer is an experience unlike any other. With Gothic-style arches and a terra cotta tile floor, this extravagant hallway easily transports visitors into the medieval era.

Castle-Inspired Home Features Grand Seating Area

This California castle embodies Mediterranean elements with stone arches, vibrant rugs and ornate chandeliers reminiscent of the era in this extravagant seating area.

Great Room With Domed Ceilings, Stone Features

With domed ceilings and heavy wood beams, this elegant great room highlights the Gothic nature of Hume Castle. A stone staircase leads to the library on the second floor, while two arches below create a seamless transition to the patio.

Grand Room Interior Boasts Medieval Features

Vaulted ceilings, heavy wooden beams and stone walls define this stunning castle-inspired interior. In the middle of the room, a round chandelier brightens the home.

Built-In Bookshelves Line Gothic-Style Hallway

Built-in bookshelves line the second floor of Hume Castle, bringing a personal touch to the Gothic-style hallway. Beneath the arch, a red tapestry adds warmth to the stone walls.

Gothic-Style Sitting Room Features Stone Fireplace

A traditional stone fireplace commands attention in this Gothic-style sitting room, pairing well with the built-in shelves and heavy wood beams above. An upholstered bench and ornate area rugs help soften the stone walls.

Mediterranean Sitting Room With Dark Wooden Accents

Drawing on the idea of a medieval castle, this Mediterranean sitting room features heavy wood beams and stone arches. While the large fireplace complements the dark wood sofa and table, the terra cotta tile warms the room.

Medieval and Mediterranean Styles Converge in Dining Room

With heavy wood beams, a round chandelier and a stone fireplace, this elegant dining room evokes thoughts of the medieval era. At the same time, the large blue area rug and terra cotta tile help blend in Mediterranean-style details.

Medieval-Inspired Dining Room With Mediterranean Flair

This Hume castle dining room features a Mediterranean style China cabinet with incredible word carvings. Two candle sconces are placed on each side highlighting the stone wall which adds to the Medieval influence.

Chandelier Brightens Castle-Inspired Dining Room

Located just off the courtyard, this elegant stone dining room features a long wooden table and upholstered chairs. The large window, round chandelier and candles brighten the traditional quarters.

Medieval-Inspired Walkway With Gothic Architecture

This California home draws inspiration from the medieval era. Gray stone combined with gothic style arches dressed in ivy make for a castle-style exterior.

Gothic-Inspired Arches Surround Castle Exterior

This 1920's California home was built with medieval inspiration. Grand columns with ornate detailing surround the center courtyard and are reminiscent of the Gothic era.

Mediterranean Courtyard Showcases Gothic Arches

Nestled in the heart of Hume Castle, this quaint courtyard provides a space for quiet reflection. Beneath the Mediterranean tile, elegant Gothic arches create visual interest and complement the circle of trimmed hedges.

Intricate Gothic Arches Line Castle-Inspired Home

Every detail of California's Hume castle is lavish with gothic style elements. The arches alongside the exterior of the home feature ornate detailing that embody medieval era architecture.

Medieval-Inspired Home With Gothic Elements

Hume Castle located in northern California boasts stone walls and arches with grand wooden doors, true to the medieval era. Ornate candle chandeliers provide lighting throughout the home, bringing out the richness of the wood.

Mediterranean-Inspired Bedroom Boasts Plenty of Space

As one of five bedrooms in this California castle-inspired home, this space features subtle Mediterranean and gothic elements. The room offers plenty of space and large windows with intricate detailing provide plenty of light. Reddish-brown beams heighten the ceilings and add visual depth to the room.

Traditional Sitting Room With Mediterranean Twist

California's Hume Castle features a variety of sitting rooms to relax and enjoy free time. This parlor area includes red leather couches and a Mediterranean style rug.

Mediterranean Home Office Features Dark Wooden Desk

Lined with arched windows, wooden bookshelves and an upholstered bench, this Mediterranean home office easily encourages productivity. In the center of the room, a large dark wooden desk provides additional space for creative projects.

Sitting Room With Expansive San Fransisco Views

This incredible seating area in Hume castle offers incredible views of the San Fransisco bay. The Gothic style arches bring that medieval era element and are continued throughout this castle-inspired home.

Mediterranean Style Patio With Grand Views

This rooftop patio with a Mediterranean flair features terra cotta flooring and an impressive view of the San Fransisco bay.

Castle-Inspired Home Boasts Breathtaking City Views

With jaw-dropping views of San Francisco Bay and the Berkeley Hills only steps away, Hume Castle becomes a truly elegant escape.

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